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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Smoked Porter is a robust London style porter with a deep chocolate/ruby color and the subtle accent of hardwood smoked malt. This distinctive beer is brewed using no less than seven different varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in a complex and full bodied beer characterized by hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel and beechwood smoke. The big malty finish to this beer is balanced by a solid hop bitterness and the refined English aroma and flavor of premium Goldings finishing hops.


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1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brian_c_welch (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Aroma is OK with hints of leather, chocolate, toffee and cocoa. Appearance is a black mahogany with about a finger head that dissipated with a quickness. Tastes like chewing tobacco; was bummed I wasted money on such a sub-par offering.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3255) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
6er from the lcbo. Ery dark pour, small beige head, just the slightest light gets through. Light roasty malt, some coffee, and some nice smoke notes, with touches of peat. Sily mouth feel, very soft carb. Quite bitter, super roasty, loads of smoke, and some coffee to round it out, with subtle lactic notes. A very nice porter.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a nice tan head. Aroma: Lots of infected vinegar smell, seems like roasted malt behind that, awful. Palate: Medium+ body and fairly full carbonation. Flav.: Infection as acidic character with some decent roasted malts that come through more than in the nose, seems like it would be good in “normal” circumstances; dry with an acidic twang and fair bitterness, the finish isn’t terrible.

Better grab another bottle of this...it has potential.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveLikesBeer (55) - - DEC 4, 2014
The tan head dissipates quickly over top of a dark brown body. There’s a definite smokiness in the aroma. The first couple of sips seemed a bit acidic, but that disappeared. The label has changed from Winston Churchill to a scene from old London with Big Ben in the background and the alcohol content has dropped from 7.2% to 7%. You can taste some bitter chocolate and coffee along with the smoked malts. It’s pretty full-bodied and there’s a decent hop bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
12oz bottle
7.0% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 25, 2014
The beer pours a dark coca-cola colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate. and molasses. No smokiness that I can discern. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, burnt wood, dark chocolate, and licorice. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1136) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
6-pack from LCBO. Well balanced robust porter which I’m not sure is true to the "London" part of its name, what with the high abv and all. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1167) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
LCBO purchase, as a single. Slightly hazy dark brown colour sporting little head but leaves a good lace. I find the aroma quite prune juice like but as it opens up i get roast and toast and a hint of chocolate. On the palate it is smoother than expected and again those boozy dark fruit flavours creep up. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2560) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark brown with dark orange edges and small light tan head. Aroma is moderately roasty with chocolate, nuts and some smoky notes. Flavour is roasted chocolatey malt with nuts, a little coffee and a smokiness that sneaks up on you. Some dryness in the finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbbeyRoade (399) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Quite a solid smoked porter. Definitely a smokey, london-fog experience when you drink this one. Nice body. Caramelly, roasty, coffee stout flavors. Smokey flavors throughout as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: From a bottle I is a brown color with an ecru head. The aroma is of coffee and the taste is coffee with bitter chocolate after taste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown black. Aroma is smoked and chocolate. Taste is smoked malt spice and hop. Smooth and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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